The Six Traits of Writing: An Overview. FCAT Rubric. Comparing Rubrics. FCAT Writing Write Traits (4 traits) (6 traits) Focus Ideas Organization Organization Support Ideas Voice Word Choice Conventions Sentence Fluency Conventions. What are the Six Traits of Writing?.
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FCAT WritingWrite Traits
(4 traits)(6 traits)
The Six Traits of Writing is a rubric-based model for teaching writing. It is a way of thinking about writing and understanding what creates writing success. It teaches students to become assessors of their own writing, which contributes to intelligence, develops initiative and courage, increases students’ personal knowledge and self-esteem, and encourages reading skills.
Focus—a small, easy to manage topic
Good information—from experience, imagination, or research
A fresh perspective
Important, helpful details that go beyond the obvious
Sounds human—not like technospeak
Has the mark of this particular writer
Brings the topic to life
Is appropriate for the audience, topic, purpose
Shows conscious concern for reader’s interests, informational needs
In tech writing, doesn’t bore the reader, but doesn’t overwhelm the message either
no modifier overload
Now, After a while, Because of this, Nevertheless, As a result, Consequently, However, Therefore…